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VN Pod, ep. 70: What scares pro cyclists? Early season racing roundup

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They might look like skinny superheroes, but pro cyclists grapple with fear just like the rest of us. In this podcast, we talk to Andrew Hood about his recent article in VeloNews magazine, “Fear Factor.” He explains why the pros are afraid of some unexpected things. (Hint: Crashing isn’t one of them.)

But before that, we analyze scads of early season bike races from Dubai to Colombia to this week’s action across Europe. What can we tell about the sprinters and their teams? Are the GC guys starting to awaken? How can Chris Froome be racing if he’s (possibly) got a court date this week?

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